monet

Virginia Beach, VA

#22 Oct 9, 2010
well i have no issue with this at all i mean. really theylove music they know where it came from the not stealing it they just making their on music . even thoe it got some reggae in it hey thats cool they like r music we r all ppl come on they are influence wit are music soo we r all ppl that love music. they just add one beat to it really it doesint even sound ike reggae music they have that one beat uy hear all the time that boom boom beati mean u ca hear it threw out the whole song . i love reggaeton even thoe im not sapanish hell man i be in my room jamin to it aeast we come together with music puuerto ricans and jamaicans r people of color and we come from a island that love music we love to dance. blacks and rican always been together as one look at 80s e breakdance together even thoe we blacks made hip hop puerto ricans love it and they rap to theirs hispanis rappers look at fat joe big pun i mean ome on we r al ppl that r influence by other ppl music. we should give raggeaton artists soe props cause hey makin us even hotter by using r name for their music. we should give them mad love cause they makin hot music we all can dance to hell i no i like it. i love don omar daddy yankee black point ptbull monkey black tego caleron so much more they sound so dope. its just music u guys and other ppl love it to. so lets come together and stop getin mad.
Oriqua

Roseland, NJ

#23 Nov 24, 2010
Many many ignorant comments made! I respect Jamaican reggae music I love the different styles from rocksteady to roots to lovers rock and dancehall. But , please do not stereo type all Puerto ricans... and place judgement..Aren't you going against what your music teaches not to judge and racism.. I mean let's be real Jamaica got the influences from the U.s.a did'nt it with blue beat FAT Domino's ..etc ..So music is cycled back from different influences..I feel a few fools out there are just plain dumb and ignorant ... I mean let's not make it personally! You got your thing much respect..respect Puerto Rico's expression ...O
Oriqua

Roseland, NJ

#24 Nov 24, 2010
This guys is a typical example of a racist " spewing stupidity!
ya right wrote:
Jamaican above you can say you love Puerto Rican all you want to but did you read the article below you. Its true sweetie Puerto Rican are one of the proudest people in the world. With that type of proudness and arrogance you really expect them to love you a Jamaican an outsider like you love them. Trust me they ll make you think that but alot of people know the truth. If they are taking the history of the music and twisting it this is wrong and devious. And Jamaicans are not aware because they don't speak spanish. JAMAICANS and all other islands seriously you guys are taking this too lightly the producers of the beats need to stop sharing and if they have not been compensated for the beats reggeaton is using they need to think twice and stop being foolish. Reggae is nothing like that artificial annoying shit but at the same time they are trying to copy our concept and making it their own without showing respect for us. So Jamaican above you can love them all you want but this has nothing to do with love. It has to do with total disrespect. And if they loved you as much as you love them them then would they disrespect us like this I don't think so. Further more their females are pretty but they are whores.
PeterRican

Greendale, WI

#25 Jan 20, 2011
Im from PUERTO RICO... In Puerto Rico, there are a lot of people who wear the Jamaican colors and even their flag as a sign of respect for Jamaica... A lot of Puerto Ricans have DREADLOCKS and some KNOW HOW TO SPEAK THE JAMAICAN SLANG because they have tight bonds with Jamaicans.... I do not know why they talking so much.... A lot of Jamaican artists have collaborated with Puerto Ricans... Mad Lion, Mad Cobra, Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Mavaro, Curly and Demarcus.... It was funny how some people disrespect my culture...

PS: God bless you all
Paranormal

Silver Spring, MD

#26 Jan 21, 2011
Jamaican Trini..... You need to chill. For real. You act like you personally had something to do with the birth/creation of Reggae. Man please! All you have done is buy a bunch of cd's/mixtapes, and waste your hard earned money feeding a bunch of already rich muscians. I would say the average grade school kid understands Reggae's roots and where it originated. Why you are trying to get this through to grown adults, I have no idea. If you really want to be get technical, you are even 100% JAMAICAN, so you really need to chill. I'm 100% percent Black American (as far as I know) and all of our music (blues, jazz, and now hip-hop) has been bitten, copied, duplicated, chewed up, and spit out by all races.... but who cares. It just music. We need to come together; all people, all races, before its too late. Much love to everybody. Happy 2011. Vote Barack in 2012'
PeterRican

Greendale, WI

#27 Jan 24, 2011
Just to clarify, Hip Hop was also started by Puerto Ricans in the South Bronx along with Black People...

Peace
Paranormal

Silver Spring, MD

#28 Jan 25, 2011
PeterRican wrote:
Just to clarify, Hip Hop was also started by Puerto Ricans in the South Bronx along with Black People...
Peace
I agree with that 100%. That would inclued dancing (breaking) and the culture as a whole. We are two races that are very much alike. Two very distinct cultutes, but very passionate about our music, our arts, and people. We really need to bridge this gap across the board.
PeterRican

Greendale, WI

#29 Jan 26, 2011
True that Paranormal... Also remember that Puerto Ricans have AFRICAN roots... very deep... I mean, africans arrived in Puerto Rico since the 1500's...

Puerto Ricans dedicated more to breakdancing and writing while African Americans dedicated more to MCing and DJing.

It makes me sad how people can be talking bad about Puerto Ricans when, in general, we get along with every culture. In PR we dont care if u black, white, yellow, whatever....

And like I said before: Puerto Rico HAS NOTHING BUT NUFF RESPECT FOR OUR JAMAICAN BROTHERS....

PZ Im out, God Bless
JamaicanTrini

Olney, MD

#30 Jan 27, 2011
Paranormal wrote:
Jamaican Trini..... You need to chill. For real. You act like you personally had something to do with the birth/creation of Reggae. Man please! All you have done is buy a bunch of cd's/mixtapes, and waste your hard earned money feeding a bunch of already rich muscians. I would say the average grade school kid understands Reggae's roots and where it originated. Why you are trying to get this through to grown adults, I have no idea. If you really want to be get technical, you are even 100% JAMAICAN, so you really need to chill. I'm 100% percent Black American (as far as I know) and all of our music (blues, jazz, and now hip-hop) has been bitten, copied, duplicated, chewed up, and spit out by all races.... but who cares. It just music. We need to come together; all people, all races, before its too late. Much love to everybody. Happy 2011. Vote Barack in 2012'
LOL...funny for you to bring that up that I'm only 50% Jamaican hahaha that was pretty immature, obviously since I have a jamaican mother and a Trinidad and Tobago father, that still means I'm 100% caribbean so it really doesn't make sense for you to bring that up LOL. I'm not the only one who feels this way and yes, I have been into reggae music heavily since I was about 4 years old and I have mad respect for my culture and the music WE created. By the way, hip hop was created from raggamuffin/dancehall music by jamaicans NOT ricans in the south bronx. Ever heard of DJ Kool Herc? Yea, he's the JAMAICAN who started hip hop in New York. Hip Hop came from Reggae....NOT the other way round. Do your hip hop history ya rookies!!! haha. Obviously yall don't know much about music roots. I've done my research do yours!! The only problem I have with ricans is trying to claim that they started a new type of music by stealing beats that were already created like the " fever pitch riddim " which jamaicans have used for years and years now every reggaeton song that comes out has that beat and they don't ever give respect to jamaica when they do reggaeton documentaries. That aint cool. They just say we were influenced a little bit by reggae music LOL...a little bit? that's an understatement. How about the whole reggae style that these new reggaeton catz try and immitate is 100% jamaican LOL. When these cats make songs they dont tell the hispanic public and fans at their shows and who buy thir cd's that the beats come from jamaica, so when they hear us jamaicans playing caribbean/west indian songs in our car with that same beat they laugh and look at us like we the ones copying and that pisses me off. Just like dem bow...you know how many latin people have asked me if dem bow really came from jamaica?? or how many actually tried to argue with me about where this beat came from and literally try to tell me that it's a lati beat..that's why I have a problem with this to answer your question idiot!! " dem bow " is nothing near latin...it was started by bobby digital (jamaican producer) and the first man to jump on that track was Raggamuffin' MC Shabba Ranks, who made the " dem bow " song about " bow cyat " (pronounced bow cat) that's what we call people in jamaica who practice oral sex because it's frowned upon in our culture. That's how JAMAICAN I am yuh chi chi bwoy! wanna talk 'bout I'm not even 100% jamaican LOL...well, I know enough to tell you about our entire history from the time the arawaks and tainos were on the island LOL by the wasy that beat is NOT called " dem bow " it is the " pounder riddim " because each time we record a " beat " we give it a name and us jamaicans have been doing this for years...that's our claim to this music..that we developed it straight from our roots in the ghetto in Kingston, out of political war fare,poverty,and pure sufferation...it's an expression of how we feels, and our way of life...not just some way to make money and show iced out chains and big whips LOL in jamaica thas where the REAL ragga muffin mc's at.
PeterRican

Greendale, WI

#31 Jan 27, 2011
Look JamaicanTrini...
EVERYBODY in Puerto Rico knows that reggaeton started by using Jamaican beats, because before it was even called reggaeton, EVERYBODY IN PUERTO RICO LISTENED TO JAMAICAN MUSIC FROM ROOTS TO RAGGAMUFFIN TO DANCEHALL.... HAVE U EVER BEEN IN PUERTO RICO? I bet u dont, so stop assuming something just because u know a couple of Puerto Rican teenagers in the US...
Dont tell me your little history, I bet I knew that already before u was even born....
Kool Herc started the music part of hip hop, but without Puerto Ricans there wouldnt be the CULTURE.... 4 elements...
Do you know what salsa music talked about in the 60's and 70's before hip hop started??? They were already talking about STREET LIFE and they would BATTLE EACH OTHER LYRICALLY....
Im not gonna diss Jamaicans because I know that true, 100% JAMAICANS from the island get along with BORICUAS... I mean, we been going to JAMAICA to RECORD AND FILM VIDEOS SINCE THE EARLY 90'S...
The reason I think u hating is because u cant find a boricua women... Dont front kid... lol
JamaicanTrini

Olney, MD

#32 Jan 28, 2011
PeterRican wrote:
Look JamaicanTrini...
EVERYBODY in Puerto Rico knows that reggaeton started by using Jamaican beats, because before it was even called reggaeton, EVERYBODY IN PUERTO RICO LISTENED TO JAMAICAN MUSIC FROM ROOTS TO RAGGAMUFFIN TO DANCEHALL.... HAVE U EVER BEEN IN PUERTO RICO? I bet u dont, so stop assuming something just because u know a couple of Puerto Rican teenagers in the US...
Dont tell me your little history, I bet I knew that already before u was even born....
Kool Herc started the music part of hip hop, but without Puerto Ricans there wouldnt be the CULTURE.... 4 elements...
Do you know what salsa music talked about in the 60's and 70's before hip hop started??? They were already talking about STREET LIFE and they would BATTLE EACH OTHER LYRICALLY....
Im not gonna diss Jamaicans because I know that true, 100% JAMAICANS from the island get along with BORICUAS... I mean, we been going to JAMAICA to RECORD AND FILM VIDEOS SINCE THE EARLY 90'S...
The reason I think u hating is because u cant find a boricua women... Dont front kid... lol
lol @ can't find a boricua woman yea right..as much as I be in NY at the labor day parade....haha..been there done that homie. Boricua women everywhere and love us Yardi bwoy TO RASS.. yuh maad? yo, I aint hatin on ricans at all. I got homies from PR and everything. It aint about hate, jus bout respect. My homiez from PR told me dat alot of ricans just are so proud of da reggaeton movement and theres so much credit bein givin to PR dat they just get prideful when it come to the history of it but it's all good cuz NOT all ricans think that way. Dont take it personal bro, I'm talkin strictly ricans in the music biz (SOME)that dont' like to admit where beats came from and stuff like dat. it is wut it is. thas why i made a topic on it cuz nuff' west indians notice the same thing as me. I'm pretty sure dat if jamaicans were stealing latin beats and styles and makin a jamaican version of it yall would be pretty pissed off too, specially if we try to claim it as fully jamaican wit out givin credit. c'mon now..yall act like I'm lyin bout dis ish. anyway tru Ricans that know their caribbean and african heritage should know where this music come from so it's all good. I gues it's just ignorance in alot of ways. I like dem reggae/reggaeton fusion on da mix CD's... thas when they will big up each other's countries and stuff and keep it real and give respect. Nuff' Luv to everyone...my whole motive was not to cause hatred and drama, it waus more to open up eyes and make a bold statement lettin people know what is goin on and what I think about certain things in the music industry...I do not mean to offend anyone. I'm a do sum more research on ricans and hip hop cuz I know they had a part in it as well. I know dat Kool Herc was a big part of da start of hip hop tho. we can learn from each other. thanx 4 da history lesson. Keep ya head up!!
Whatever

Ogden, UT

#33 Jan 28, 2011
Whatever....ours is differnt and we ain't taking credit for shit! We just love music and some of the Puerto Ricans are famous for doing there thing. And if we were racist, why do you so som many half-black and Puerto Rican kids?
PeterRican

Greendale, WI

#34 Jan 30, 2011
I got one question......

Where do the drums that you hear in hip hop come from?

Think about that DEEP question and relate it to the reggaeton origins...

PZ
PeterRican

Greendale, WI

#35 Jan 30, 2011
PD: When I said drums, I meant the PATTERNS...
D-MAN

Brooklyn, NY

#36 Mar 15, 2011
DOES IT REALLY MATTER. WILL THE DISTINCTION OF WHO STARTED WHAT FEED OUR CARRIBEAN CHILDREN. CLOTH OUR BABIES. I'AM A PUERTO RICAN MARRIED TO A JAMAICAN GIRL AND BELIEVE OUR KIDS R THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. HAS ANYBODY HEARD A RENDITION OF
"EL JIBARITO" IN REGGAE FORM. IF SO SEND IT ON
PEACE.
nicole bb

Panama

#37 Jun 26, 2011
uumm I'm panamanian and I know that this is mainly between puertoricans and jamicans but all here know that panama have to do with this topic and I only want to send a respect to jamaicans because they are a great influency for our music, oour music is highly dependt of jamaican reggae. panama not only sings reggae is very variety and we have our original culture or folklore but panama is home of Spanish reggae but nothing of that will be without jamaican reggae respecttt. many puertoricans thinks that reggaeton was created by them but panamanian reggae have to do with this and as the panamanian reggae becomes from jamaica orginaly thats mean that reggaeton origins weres from jamaica an I agree they omit it . but please is not reason to say that all puertoricans are bad person and racist eemmm noo! I know that are black ppl in PR. and maybe they are discriminate but not all white puertoricans are the same. In panama racist is very little, there are maaany black people here but always one feels prejuice in wathever way, im a white woman but i feel a deep respect for black people they belong for my nation and also we are mixes and were descendent of them. still im white i love reggae music both as panama , jamaica but sincerely jamaica reggae is more original and better i love roots reggae in panama doesnt sing much that reggae a little bit here reggae is more dancehall passa passa romantic style reggae 110 and reggae old school but i like both panamanian a jamaican reggae :D also panama rather to disco music makes reggaeton , i like it but reggae has no comparison to reggaeton. live reggae :)
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Senegal

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Reading, PA

#39 Aug 20, 2011
this is not a diss on amy race, but puerto rico has more talent per capita then any country in the world. they say salsa is "cuban music" but puerto rico took over it, 90% of the best salseros are puerto rican. same thing happened with merengue, they say its dominican music but 80% of the best merengue artist are puerto rican.
reggae might have been started by jamaican or panamanians, but we took over it like we do everything else. we make it better and give it to the world.
JamaicanTrini

Washington, DC

#40 Aug 29, 2011
LOL @ puerto ricans having more talent than anyone in the world. Yea right. Everybody has talent from Africa to Columbia to the caribbean to Europe. There's talent everywhere so for you to say that is obviously very arrogant. Also, for you to say that you " make it better " is non sense cuz if that was the case then why is it that we make all the hot reggae beats in kingston jamaica and then panamanians and other latin countries use our beats and make them and spanish but in puerto rico yall still stuck on the same dem bow beat for the past 20 years hahahaha but yet you " make it better " right? come up with something on your own then you can talk trash...until then stop using our beats if you gonna be arrogant like that. None of my puerto rican friends say things like that. Puerto Rico has alot of talent and alot of good artists but compared to dancehall in Jamaica we still number 1 cuz we original and we keep comin up with beats and styles daily.
youtubesearchlol opittz

Louisville, KY

#41 Sep 11, 2011
Yo big unu self people! But di JATrini bwoy need fi kno seh dat Los boricuas had a heavy influence in creating the cultural phenomenon of Hip-Hop in the South Bronx during the 1970s, thats breakdancin, graffiti, turntabalism, and hip-hop. Ricans got the legendary TATS 183 crew in graffiti, DJ Charlie Chase and the Rock Steady Crew not to mention the late great Big Pun and Fat Joe who is still relevant, Crazy Legs the best breakdancer is Boricua, and DJ Enuff be on 106 and Park all the time, Yuh dun know! As far as Reggaeton the dembow beat may have come from Jamaica but they made is versatile with hard hittin snares and futuristic synths, I respect Panamanian Reggae but nowadays most of the artist clearly pirate music from the Jamaican artis, Using a riddim is one ting and taking the entire melody flow and cadence of a DJ is another. Puerto Ricans run the Reggaeton game like Daddy Yankee, Cosculluela, Hector el Father, De la Ghetto, Arcangel, Don Omar and Tego Calderon dos boricuas mulato y hasta con bembe who were featured in the Blockbuster hit Fast and the Furious 4. I rap in English, Spanish, and Patwa. You tube search: Lolo Pittz or the Youtube.com/BigAzzFro Channel. Yo no fantasmeo Respect!

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